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Ragi Idli.

Swapna Sunil
8 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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Finger millet also known as Ragi in India is used as a whole grain, it is higher in proteins, minerals, rich in iron, helps in maintaining bone health,aids in weight loss, lowers high cholestrol and much more.Finger millets in comparison with all other cereals and millets have a remarkable source of protein, making it perfect for vegetarian diets. So make use of such beneficial Ragi and make Ragi idli that serves as Perfect and healthy breakfast and brunch recipe.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Blending
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1/2 cup : urad dal
  2. 1 cup : Idli rava
  3. 1/2 cup : Ragi/ Nachni flour
  4. 1/8 tsp : Baking soda
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Water as needed


  1. Wash and soak urad dal and idli rava separately for couple of hours.
  2. Drain and grind the dal adding enough water to a smooth paste and add it to a seperate bowl.
  3. Squeeze out water from the soaked idli rava and add it to the bowl of urad paste.
  4. Mix the ragi flour adjust it's consistency to thick yet pouring by adding water if necessary.
  5. Ferment the batter for 6 to 8 hours until doubled in volume.
  6. Once fermented, Add baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  7. Grease the idli moulds pour the batter into the moulds and steam for 12 to 15 minutes until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Serve steaming Ragi idli with coconut chutney or sambhar.
  9. Yummy and nutritious breakfast for your day.

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Seema Sharma
Seema Sharma   Oct-05-2017

Tasty as well as healthy.

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